Andy Munro watches Blues go down at Blackburn Rovers.
As usual with Blues, it was a case of after the Lord Mayor’s Show. A win at last, albeit against lowly Sheffield Wednesday and an open night of euphoria followed by a disappointing result away to Blackburn.
We had more shots than them yet we leaked four goals and yet again, Lee Buchanan apart, we looked sloppy and disorganised at the back. Dion Sanderson only looks half the player with Emanuel Aiwu alongside and the sooner that George Long (or we sign somebody) comes back the better. Even then, one wonders if Sanderson is captain material, as most of the time on the pitch he would make a church mouse sound rowdy.
I’m not sure what salaries ex-defender internationals John O’Shea and Ashley Cole are on but they seem to have contributed little to the need to stiffen the Blues defence. In front of them both Krystia Beilik and Jordan James were okay but seemed to tire, despite the much vaunted Rooney fitness regime.
Attacking-wise, it was a strange decision to play the Juke behind the mobile Jay Stansfield, who surely would be better coming from deep, whilst Juninho Bacuna spends more time flattering to deceive .
The one bright spark was Siriki Dembele, who deserved both goals and should be the first player on the team sheet from now on. Rotherham await and let’s hope our winning streak against Yorkshire teams (as opposed to Lancastrian!) continues.